NAGPUR: Nagpur police have arrested a man from Ahmedabad for allegedly demanding money from a BJP MLA in Goa for a minister’s post in the CM Pramod Sawant-led state government.
Neeraj Singh Rathod, a Morbi, Ahmedabad district resident, allegedly claimed to be a personal assistant of BJP president J P Nadda, an official said in Nagpur.
The official said that besides calling four Maharashtra MLAs, he had allegedly also called an MLA in Nagaland and another in Goa.
Vikas Kumbhare, BJP MLA from the Central Nagpur constituency, filed a complaint after Rathod allegedly contacted him.
Kumbhare did not pay any money to Rathod, but some other MLAs shelled out money, the official said.
An offence of cheating under Indian Penal Code section 420 was registered at the Tehsil police station, and a team of city police arrested the accused from Morbi.
Further probe was on, the official said.
Notably, following the Supreme Court’s ruling on issues related to the June 2022 split in the Shiv Sena, which gave a reprieve to the Shinde government, there was a buzz that a cabinet expansion could happen soon in Goa.